Mitchell Dustin, GG (GIA), ICGA (AGS), NAJA
Graduate Gemologist (GIA) Completed Graduate Gemologist (GG) course work through the Gemological Institute of America (1999).Graduate Gemologist program consists of: Coursework: Diamonds Diamond Grading, Colored Stones,Colored Stone Grading, Gem Identification. Lab: Diamond Grading, Colored Stones Grading, Gem Identification, Graduate Gemologist final exam.
Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser (ICGA) Completed Retail Jeweler (RJ) course work through the American Gem Society (1998) which consists of The AGS Way coursework. Passed Certified Gemologist exam (CG) and diamond grading exam through the American Gem Society (1999). Passed Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) exam through the American Gem Society (2000). Passed Advanced Personal Property Appraiser exam (2007). Northern Appraisal Services achieved Active Member status and fulfilled requirements as an AGS Accredited Gem Lab (2008). Achieved ICGA title as Active AGS member as an independent appraiser firm with an accredited gem lab.
Pearl Grading Lab, Gemological Institute of America (2005). Indentifying Synthetic Diamonds Lab, Gemological Institute of America (2007). GIA Cut Grading System, Gemological Institute of America (2006). Big Three – Identifying Natural vs. Synthetic Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires, Gemological Institute of America Ohio Alumni Chapter (2008). Identification and Value of Vintage Watches Gemological Institute of America Ohio Alumni Chapter (2008). NAJA Appraisers Continuing Education Conference (2009).
Twenty five years experience in the jewelry industry, 20 years experience appraising. Ten years working specifically with antique and estate jewelry.
Certified Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)